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One of the Representative Temperance Workers Is Rev. William H. Boole

One of the representative temperance workers of the conference and one of the most active is Rev. William H. Boole . He is a man 55 years of age and prompt, nervous and incisive in manner showing that the clergyman is in the height of his usefulness. He was born in New York and educated in the academies of that city. His first parish was at Clinton in 1854. There he went to Saybrook Milford, New Britain and Mount Vernon. In 1862 he was at the York Street Church, in this city, and from there went to the Thirty-seventh Street Church, in New York Daring the war Dr. Boole went oat as chaplain in Sickle's Brigade and labored successfully among the defenders of the Union. He came back to the South Second Street Church, Brooklyn, in 1867, then at Beekman Hill and Seventeenth street, New York: thence to Meriden and South Norwalk, Conn. In 1881 he was elected president of the New York East Conference Temperance Society. His last two parishes were the South Second street, Brooklyn, and the Willett street, New York. He is now as to his pulpit work classed as a supernumerary.

The aggressive character of Dr. Boole's platform work may be judged from the fact that he preached against Mormonism in Salt Lake City in the presence of Brigham Young and all the self styled apostles. The denouement was an ex-citing uprising, in which Justice MoKean, fearing for the clergyman's life, guided him to a place of safety. The doctor is called the "Cicero of Prohibitionists" and he has roused many great audiences to unbounded enthusiasm with his eloquence. He is the author of several vigorous attacks on the saloons, and he is associated every year with the leading temperance advocates in their work in various parts of the country. His lectures "The Barbarism and Usurpation of Liquor Legislation" and "The Great Impeachment" have been delivered before the principal annual conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His recent lecture, "The Great National Snake Exhibition," a keen satire upon the liquor traffic, has created a sensation in the West, where the doctor has lately delivered it. Dr. Boole was president of the National Prohibition Park Association until within a few months. He is now living at Port Richmond Staten Island.